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Coreplayer Coming To The WebOS? 30

by Jason Robitaille Wed, 30 Sep 2009 4:01 pm EDT

Coreplayer has been a longtime favourite of the PalmOS community (not to mention Windows Mobile and Symbian).  Its vast collection of codecs, expansive options, and quick speed have made it arguably one of the best video players for the PalmOS, and now it looks like we may be seeing Coreplayer, in some form, on the WebOS.

Not too long ago, on the CoreCodec Community Forums, while talking about a future 2.0 release, BetaBoy happened to mention:

If we do release it for Palm... it might be released as a 'last time thank you' for their support... but note that we are already migrating to the Pre's WebOS. The other thing that why some Palm ppl might still want it on their older devices is the new touch UI.

Very welcome news given how limited the existing player is.  That one statement leaves lots of questions out there.  Thankfully, not to long ago, BetaBoy also paid our forums a visit and gave us a view at some of their plans for the WebOS:

You'll likely see CorePlayer on the Pre before Android..... we all have Pre's here now(if that gives you and indication of what we are doing). [...]

We are doing the same thing that we have always done... but mostly for our OEM customers with CorePlayer API for Linux.... utilize the CORE of CP in API form to fully integrate it into the WebOS UI. In other words we are playing nice and will not being using our CoreUI interface we use for all the other platforms we support.

On the hardware side of things... this is where I don't want to say much atm, but we do plan to support the native codecs when ever possible, no diff then we do now for all our other platforms.

On the SDK... we are hopeful that with each release it matures and that Palm (like Android) has a nice roadmap for native apps.... and when its ready, so are we.

Hopefully we'll see Coreplayer for the WebOS before the next generation Pre gets announced. Perhaps CoreCodec could consider homebrew for the early basic releases, similar to TCPMP before going fully retail.

30 Comments

Not to sound like a complete idiot or anything but what the heck is a coreplayer and what do they do?

They made one of the most versatile media players for the PalmOS

Not to be too backhanded in this reply, but seriously...how hard is it to just google "coreplayer"?

http://www.google.com/search?q=coreplayer

I'll even add the smiley, so you know I'm not completely serious about the reply :-)

Its like VLC for a phone

What the heck is VLC?

I kid..i kid...

I paid for coreplayer on my WinMo phone. It wasn't the prettiest UI, but the amount of codecs it could handle and how well it handled them made it well worth the purchase. Definitely great to see WebOS getting some CoreCodec Love.

I was lucky and picked up TCPMP for wm while it was in beta. I heard that the u.i. was much improved in the final release, but even then the beta was amazing, so I refused to shell out the $40 they wanted for the full version. Hopefully the webos version will be more reasonably priced.

sweet!!! Coreplayer was my favourite player!

any word on when this "flood of apps" is suppose to happen. i thought they had tons in the wings waiting. I got serious ipod app envy. not that it matters since i can't exactly install anymore cause of the ridiculous limit.

I would imagine and hope that the "Flood of Apps" will happen on tomorrow (Thursday). Probably more towards the end of the working day.

I think Palm is still favorable to Thursday releases when possible.

Was the limit not practically removed with 1.2?

Awesome! That was by far the best media player for Palm, way better than Kinoma...

I had it on my old Moto Q. That player was awesome. It played things i couldn't get my laptop to play.

I didn't know Canucks spelled favorite with a U.

Good news about CorePlayer. TCPMP was a favorite of mine. CorePlayer for PalmOS didn't have trial period, nor any screenshots as I recall, so it was never worth considering.

Awesome. TCPMP, Coreplayer, Kinoma...all were helpful on my WM and PalmOS phones. The more the merrier.

This is a powerful platform so I expect at least as many apps like this as there were on pOS and WM.

this is good great news. All we can do now is wait a year till palm lets devs access native.

Wow, I remember when CorePLayer got it's start on the Dell Axim X50v. I can't wait to see it run on WebOS

i was always more of a TCPMP guy and kinmoma to watch youtube. But i heard core was pretty great.

TCPMP is Core. The Core Pocket Media Player.
Loved it on my Treos, looking forward to it on my Pre!

Aight peeps, so i know I am in the wrong place to ask this question, but I dont know where to ask.

When I use AIM account on my phone, I cant read my buddies' away status. when i tap on their SN, I can only see the first few words. Anyone else have this issue? or know What i can do?

Native apps? If this can be done, why doesn't Palm make the phone/dialer app native?

The phone app, while better with 1.2, is the weakest aspect of the Pre.

"We are doing the same thing that we have always done... but mostly for our OEM customers with CorePlayer API for Linux.... utilize the CORE of CP in API form to fully integrate it into the WebOS UI."
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"On the SDK... we are hopeful that with each release it matures and that Palm (like Android) has a nice roadmap for native apps.... and when its ready, so are we."

If I'm reading that quote right, he's basically saying it can't be released for WebOS until it supports native apps. Right?

The Core API would need to be installed as a native app and then the UI can be written to call that API. I haven't heard of anything from Palm that would allow this. Did I miss something?

John

nope, you didn't miss anything. CP will have to wait till it can gain native access. Or they can make a homebrew and with custom native.

Ahhh, but Webos does support native apps. Ala Classic.

Now I can watch my F1 mkvs at the gym, w00t.

All I need now is Audible.

Not yet!

Now I can watch my F1 mkvs at the gym, w00t.

All I need now is Audible.

1. I really hope this comes true. webOS desperately needs this media player. And I really really want it to.
2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Palm and CorePlayer get some of that native-app-cooperation-goodness that Palm and MotionApps had for the Classic app. Do it Palm... CorePlayer has a long standing reputation with a great track record with PalmOS, so please loosen the reigns for them and let them develop a great app. Your customers will love you for it.

That is just great news. My favorite media player with new integrated UI for the webos platform sweet... hope palm works on getting it to the app catalog as soon as they can.